Alarming new "superbug" gene found

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Alarming new "superbug" gene found

Post by doitnstyle1 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:29 am

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Re: Alarming new "superbug" gene found

Post by KGBrick » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:53 pm

Unnecessarily alarming article title found.

The gene from what I've read only promotes resistance to one drug, though admittedly a drug-of-last-resort. It does not, by itself, cause bacteria to become multiple-drug resistant "superbugs."

OP, I'm not really attacking you so much as the original article's tabloid-style title. I guess it is wishful thinking on my part to want news sources to use less ULTRA EXTREME!!!!111!!1 titles, or perhaps I should say less computer-learning-algorithm-generated titles.

I'll reserve further comments and thoughts until duodecima has weighed in, I think, if she so chooses.

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Re: Alarming new "superbug" gene found

Post by LowKey » Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:00 pm

Aside from being a cautionary tale against over and indiscriminate use of antibiotics, looks like much ado about little (if not nothing).
Stop routinely feeding antibiotics to livestock as a precautionary measure. We wouldn't let them add tetracycline to a multivitamin, would we? :awesome:
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